Rowan County United Way hires one, promotes another

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 5, 2020

SALISBURY — The Rowan County has hired a philanthropy director and promoted its finance director to also handle operations.

Audrey Eudy joined the United Way as its philanthropy director on June 29. She previously worked as an advertising account executive at the Salisbury Post. She’s also payed a key part in Pops at the Post for 15 years, coordinating most aspects of the event and raising funds for it. A key part of Eudy’s job will be the United Way’s annual fundraising campaign.

“Audrey comes to us with substantial marketing, sales and fundraising experience as well as volunteer management and overall community knowledge”, said Executive Director Jenny Lee. “We are extremely thrilled to welcome Audrey to our small but mighty team and are very much looking forward to all that she will be able to bring to our United Way mission.”

In addition to working at the Post, Eudy has worked for the city of Salisbury and Fibrant as a business sales representative.

“My predecessor, Jackie Harris, worked very hard for the United Way for over 25 years. Jackie’s ability to raise countless funds for Rowan County will forever leave an imprint on our community,” Eudy said. “I hope to bring my energy and passion to this role and make just as huge of an impact.”

Melissa Robbins, the nonprofit’s current finance director, will now serve as finance and operations director following a promotion. That means helping with the community impact process and representing the agency on specific committees, including Service Above Self and Day of Caring. She has worked for the United Way for nearly 19 years.

“Melissa holds a profound amount of institutional knowledge when it comes to United Way. She knows what has worked in the past and she can help guide what we do in the future,” Lee said.

Robbins said she’s thankful for the opportunity and to Harris for being a friend and mentor.

“I look forward to continuing the agency’s mission to help meet the needs in Rowan County,” Robbins said.

Eudy lives in Salisbury with her husband, Daryl, and has a son and daughter.

Robbins lives in Rowan County with her husband, Gregg, and has two sons.